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Ghana Day Recipes


Banana and Peanut Cake


    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup cake flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 10 ounces butter or 10 ounces margarine
    • 2 1/2 cups sugar
    • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 8 bananas, mashed
    • 1/2 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a medium mixing bowl sift together the first five ingredients, set aside. Cream together the 10 ounces of butter with 2 cups of sugar in another medium mixing bowl. Lightly beat eggs and blend into creamed mixture, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mash 8 bananas and add coarsely chopped peanuts. Alternately add sifted dry ingredients and creamed mixture to bananas and peanuts. Combine well and pour into greased 9 x 12 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1 teaspoons cinnamon. When cake comes out of oven and still warm, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon mixture on top.